Ten Reasons to Hire a Veteran (Fox Business)

Hiring military veterans is good for business, according to a new study.  Conducted by the Washington think tank Center for a New American Security,  the study uncovers why companies hire veterans and the challenges they face in  doing so.

The 69 businesses examined, including AT&T, Bank of America, the Boeing  Co., Kraft Foods and PepsiCo, provided a number of reasons behind their decision to hire veterans,  including:

  • Leadership and teamwork skills: Veterans typically have led  colleagues, accepted direction from others and operated as part of a small  team.
  • Character: Veterans are perceived as being trustworthy, dependable,  drug-free and having a strong work ethic.
  • Structure and discipline: Companies appreciate veterans’ experience in  following established procedures.
  • Expertise: Companies value veterans’ occupational skills, job-specific  experiences and understanding of the military community.
  • Dynamic environment: Veterans are accustomed to performing and making  decisions in dynamic, rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Effectiveness: Company representatives report that veterans “get it  done.”
  • Proven success: Some organizations hire veterans largely because other vets  already in their organization have been successful.
  • Resiliency: Veterans are accustomed to working in difficult environments,  traveling and relocating.
  • Loyalty. Veterans are committed to the organizations they work for, which  can translate into longer tenure.
  • Public relations value: Some companies have found that hiring vets has  marketing benefits.

Read more: http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/legal-hr/2012/06/13/ten-reasons-to-hire-veteran/#ixzz1xi8nkzwi

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